Province may offer hydro customers 'flexible' rate plans - Toronto - CBC News

By Keith Leslie, CBC News Ottawa, November 28, 2016

Ontario will change the way it buys electricity so it doesn't focus on wind, solar or any specific technology, and is looking at more flexible billing plans for hydro consumers.

Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault says the Liberals want to be "technology agnostic" when they sign contracts for new electricity, and focus more on the outcome than on the way the power would be generated.


The energy minister also questioned time-of-use pricing for electricity, which charges much higher rates during peak daylight hours, a practice that critics say unfairly hurts seniors and others who stay home during the day.

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